We skipped the light fandango And turned cartwheels cross the floor. I was feeling kind of seasick But the crowd called out for more. The room was humming harder And the ceiling flew away When we called out for another drink The waiter brought a tray And so it was that later As the miller told his tale That her face at first just ghostly Turned a whiter shade of pale.
She said 'There is no reason, And the truth is plain to see,' But I wandered through my playing cards And would not let her be One of sixteen vestal virgins Who were leaving for the coast And although my eyes were open They might just just have well been closed. And so it was that later As the miller told his tale That her face at first just ghostly Turned a whiter shade of pale.
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She said she wanted shore leave Tho in truth we were at sea So I took her by a looking glass And forced her to agree Saying you must be the mermaid Who took Neptune for a ride Well she smiled at me so sadly That my anger straightway died And so it was, etc...